Because decades of research have established that human milk is the perfect food for infants, the Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa collects, stores, and distributes human milk to those who need it.

There are many benefits to breastfeeding, including the immune system boosters and infection-fighting factors.

All donated milk collected by Mother’s Milk Bank is pasteurized. After pasteurization it is tested for bacteria, then frozen for shipping. Each bottle contains 100mL and is labeled with an expiration date.

The Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa is an accredited member milk bank of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA). HMBANA is a professional association for supporters of non-profit donor human milk banking.

Become a Breast Milk Donor

If you would like to become a milk donor, please email Svetha Swaminathan, or call her at 319-384-9930 or toll-free at 877-891-5347.

Although we appreciate all those who desire to be milk donors, not everyone qualifies to become a donor. To see some of the standards a donor must meet, please refer to Information for Milk Donors.

Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa Resources

Contact Us

To donate, contact
Svetha Swaminathan
Clinical Coordinator,
(877) 891-5347 or (319) 384-9930
Fax (319) 384-9185
svetha-swaminathan@uiowa.edu

Ann Jurgensen
(319) 384-9929
Fax (319) 384-9933
ann-jurgensen@uiowa.edu

Jean Drulis
Director and Co-Founder
(319) 356-2652
jean-drulis@uiowa.edu